PHILADELPHIA, PA – JJ Redick trotted back towards the 76ers’ sideline, his hands raised to the roof that was about to explode, as if to seemingly ask, “How?”
That was pretty much what everyone else in The Center’s sold out crowd of 20,688 was wondering, too.
Somehow, someway, off a curl moving from left to right across the top of the arc to the sideline, Redick, with less than 4 seconds to shoot, managed to pump fake, race to the sideline, and not only get off a fallaway shot, but make it.
He did this.
The miraculous heave with 1 minute, 8 seconds to go in a competitive tussle with the Indiana Pacers was the highlight of Redick’s incredible perimeter shooting display, and he wasn’t done there.
The 33-year old nailed one more triple before his season-high 31-point showing came to an end. His 8 3-pointers marked an individual floor record at The Center, and were pivotal to helping the Sixers past Indiana, 121-110.
The victory gave the Sixers their first four-game winning streak since the 2013-2014 season, Brett Brown’s first in Philadelphia. The Sixers, at 5-4, are also off to their best start since that same campaign.
Ben Simmons finished strong Friday as well, spinning the third triple-double of his young career with 14 points (5-13 fg), 11 rebounds, and 11 assists.
Joel Embiid had 18 points and 9 boards, while Robert Covington racked up 22 points on 5 of 9 shooting from the outside.
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It was just that type of night for JJ Redick and the home squad…
After wrapping up a modest two-game homestand, the Sixers will set out on the road for a season-long 5-game, 10-day Western Conference road trip. The club will first face the Utah Jazz Tuesday, then visit the Sacramento Kings, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, and LA Clippers before the trek is done.